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Club selection of November 2019 - Long lasting and with heaps of flavour that comes wave after wave, our ‘Sho La Sheng’ is made from a late Spring-early Summer harvest of leaves from the Meng Ngoi area of Bulang Mountain. Leaves from 100-year-old trees from altitudes of around 1400 metres, our Sho La Sheng is named as a tribute to one of the first snow passes of the Tea Horse Road from Yunnan to Lhasa. Located in northwestern Yunnan province the successful ascent of Sho La was said to contribute to “cleansing of past misdeeds”. What better name for a tea than the namesake of a purifying mountain pass…with loads of flavour. The greater He Kai area has long been a provider of some of the most underrated and affordable of teas, though now increasingly the reputation of its teas are on the rise. Discover The Sho La Sheng tea even further with Jeff.
Tasting Notes - One of the reasons for the name of this tea, Sho La, is because of where it leads. Like getting to the mountain pass of its name, the journey is one that changes with each few steps. This tea has that wonderful quality of releasing parts of itself in each successive infusion. Depth, round malty notes, and mineral tangs reveal themselves. It is also a great tea to put away and simply age. Teas with round powerful notes tend to be great ones to age and store for awhile. Though a strong tea initially, its softer notes come easily up after the initial sips. A tea for a long time!!
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